Blue Marbling Candle + Holder

INSIDE : Learn how to create a gorgeous monochromatic marbled project! Have a ton of fun making this Blue Marbling Candle + Candle Holder!

Creative technique, Blue Marbling Candle Holder @Delineateyourdwelling

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Sometimes you have to take crazy design risks.  Sometimes you make a stop at the Dollar store and buy three shades of BLUE nail polish, a few white candles and some glass candle holders.  And sometimes it turns out smurfy blue terrific.  Today, I am sharing my Blue Marbling Candle + Holder.

If you are looking for more information about everything involving marbling, my Marbling 101 post might be just what you are looking for!

What Supplies do you need to marble?
Two glass candle holders
Two white candle tapers
Three shades of Blue Nail Polish
White Spray Paint
Tin Baking Pans (small one for holders and big one for candles)

Blue Marbling Candle Holder supplies

Everyone already probably knows how to do this technique so I didn’t take a ton of photos of the process.  If you are looking for a perfect nail polish how-to on my Colorful Marble Bangles.

Note: I spray painted my glass candle holders white AND THEN marbled them.

The basic steps are, you pour water into your tin and quickly pour in the nail polish.  With a few fast dips, your items will be marbleized!

Next be sure to set all wet items aside to dry!

Blue Marbling Candle Holder steps
I wanted a very monochrome “marble” look and I’m really happy with the outcome.

Creative technique, Blue Marbling Candle Holder @Delineateyourdwelling
Blue Marbling Candle Holder zoom
Blue Marbling Candle

And did you know I just wrote a REAL LIFE book all about marbling crafts?? Check out my Make Your Own Marbled Creations book!!

Creative technique, Blue Marbling Candle Holder @Delineateyourdwelling

So what do you think?  Smurfy-rific or modern and on trend?  You can be honest on this one… it’s definitely a little smurfy in my mind.

Interested in my many other marbled projects?  You can check out some of these!




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  1. I love the blue marbled thing. You did a great job.

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks so much, Kim!

  2. These look great! My only concern is that they’ll catch fire since nail polish is flammable. Have you burned them yet? Did you have any problems? Thanks 🙂

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks Julia! I think these are more decorative than actually fire worthy… I’d be afraid they’d burst into flames. =)

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! I love this particular shade of blue, too.

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thank you so much, Cyd!

  4. Thanks again for linking this project up this week. I wanted to pop in and tell you that I’ve chosen it as one of my top 5 this week! You’ve been featured on my FB page as well as this week’s Share The Wealth Sunday, which is now live. Feel free to come check it out and I’d love for you to link up more of your fabulous projects!


    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Ha, as you can see… I AM marbling everything in sight!

    1. I’ve actually never seen this done before but it is really beautiful. I love it! Thank you so much for linking with #ShareTheWealthSunday!


      1. delineateyourdwelling says:

        Oh, thank you for your kind words Lisa. You should definitely give it a try — so easy!

  5. This turned out so well Amy – pinning and I have to find something to try marbling! Thanks for the tutorial and gorgeous inspiration!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      You’re too kind, as always, Krista!! Thanks for the comment.

  6. I’m dropping by from the link party on Maybe She Made it. I love how the candles and holders turned out!! Not Smurfy at all. Definitely a modern trend! They turned out gorgeous.

    I’m trying to grow my own link party. I invite you to participate and share this (and 2-3 other ideas). It starts tomorrow and goes through Friday. I think my readers would really love your idea. You can find my party at Grandma Ideas

    All the best,

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks for the sweet comments, Nina. I’ll try to stop by your link party tomorrow!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks for the vote of confidence, Aliza! =)

  7. I think it’s adorable. Great call dipping both the candle and the holder. I personally wouldn’t use them, but that’s only because I have an irrational fear of color in my home. I’m working on it 😉 This would be a great craft for tween girls – don’t they all love candles?!?!

  8. Hi! Great DIY! But Do the candles burn well with nail polish on them??

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Great question, Eva. I would probably recommend to try this technique with decorative candles… not ones you plan to burn.

  9. How much water and nail polish do you use?

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Jo, you just fill the water so your item can be fully submerged. And there are no exact measurements for the nail polish… I just did 5-8 drops of each color. They sort of spread out over the water.

  10. It still blows my mind that this technique exists and that the results are so cool! I love how you did both the candles and the candle holders – there’s just something about how the pattern continues up the candles that makes it look SO cool!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Aw, thank you! I did this project like a month ago… but still can’t quite decide if I like it or not. I was so scared to post it!

  11. Awesome Amy. Only the heart wouldn’t permit to burn those candles:-) . Incidentally I have two Ikea Planters marbled in blue shades too. I love that “this color choice” I have in common with you .

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Ah, how wonderful! Yay for blue marbled items. Have a great weekend.

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